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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Guest Post with Author Christine Wenrick and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Christine Wenrick to RFTC. Christine has stopped by to chat about her paranormal trilogy, The Charmed. Please give Christine a warm welcome.

Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

Places to find Christine:

The Great Escape

First off I would like to thank Danielle and Ramblings From This Chick for having me here to talk about my contemporary paranormal trilogy, The Charmed.

As I’m sure many of you avid romance readers and aspiring writers out there already know there’s a lot of work that goes into publishing your first novel, and your first trilogy. Along the way you ask a lot of questions, find yourself observing conversations and interactions you normally wouldn’t have noticed, all in an effort to bring as much realism and intimacy to your characters as possible to create for the reader that great escape.

Story, concept and your ultimate goal for a series dictate the risk you are willing to take as an author to achieve that end. And the rewards for both the author and reader can be great. It can make the journey for the reader unexpected and distinguish you as a TBR bin darling simply because they have to read what wonderful, heartbreaking or crazy thing you’re going to do next to their favorite character.

The paranormal genre is perfect for this. Who wants to read about what we see and do every day? Let’s write about the extraordinary and set no limits. Personally, I love to write about an alpha hero that has to adapt to the supernatural world they were forced into. Their strength, their special gifts . . . even their growly temper when threatened. Oh what fun a writer can have! Everything is heightened, sucking you in to the twists and turns all the more. And isn’t that why we read in the first place—to be sucked in.

I hope you will check out my Charmed Trilogy, and in doing so, find that next great escape.

“This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream.”

Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child.  But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires!  As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.

After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire.  Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them.  But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.

Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening.  And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.

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“It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!”

Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.

Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind.

. . . but will it be too late?

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“You think you know him better than I do? Interesting . . . and so boringly human.”

Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . .

Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.

She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!

When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?

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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs For Entire Tour:
  • 1 lucky winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card + The Charmed
  • 3 lucky winners will win a eBook copy of The Charmed

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment/question for Christine. 
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form.

Good Luck! 

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  1. Thank you for the amazing giveaway**

  2. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. Thank you so much for the post and giveaway! This series definitely sounds like one I would love, so I think I'm going to have to check these out ASAP. I can't wait to read them!

    Amazon is my very favorite website, so I'd love the chance to win the gift card and signed copy of your book or an ebook. Fingers crossed! :-)

    I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

  4. thx u for the chance and hosting this giveaway....;)

  5. It looks like an interesting world in this trilogy.

  6. Wow i love these covers! They are beautiful and make me want to definitely read this series! Thanks for the chance!!

  7. Looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  8. The covers are very cool-looking!

  9. Thank you for introducing me to a new series!!


  10. Sounds like an interesting series.

  11. The Charmed Trilogy looks amazing. Great reading ahead.

  12. It sounds like a great collection. I'll have to check them out further

  13. This series looks great!
    Reminds me of the TV show, "charmed." Boy, do I miss that show!

  14. I haven't read this series yet, but I look forward to it!

  15. Awesome giveaway and congrats on your trilogy!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com